On Sept. 25, the Gamma Zeta chapter at the University of Illinois hosted its first Feed My Children MobilePack signature event.
The event saw more than 500 volunteers show up for more than four hours of packing meals. The chapter raised $25,000 to host the event which helped provide 100,000 meals for starving children.
“Mobile packing events are sometimes smaller, but we wanted to make this on a larger scale to help out more people,” said Quinn Caughan, Illinois ’16.
“ATO took care of the fundraising aspect paying for all of the food and ingredients that we brought to the event and gathering volunteers,” said Nikki Larson, Event Supervisor for Feed My Starving Children. “This has been months worth of planning.”
“The chapter is learning very quickly that being a part of ATO is all about leadership and community service,” added BOT Chair Jack Klues, Illinois ’74. “They’ve thought beyond themselves to work for a cause greater than themselves and at the same time have fun and work together.
The success of the event will provide 298 kids with a meal a day for an entire year.